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S1 Helmets / Sho Ouellette en Catedral

If Colombia has “a classic” like The Fish of California or BPs of Vancouver, it is almost certainly Catedral. The benchmark insane run that everyone needs their turn on. This week Sho gets his chance to show his moves on this gem. Sho wears the S1 Lifer Helmet.

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So we set out to make a more protective helmet

In 2010 we noticed some pro skateboarders and roller derby participants were getting knocked out and in some instances getting traumatic brain injuries in traditional soft foam skate helmets. So we took the soft foam helmets into the testing lab and learned that the impact energy goes directly through the soft foam helmets and rattles the brain. We also learned that soft foam skate helmets FAIL the ASTM multiple impact test and they FAIL the CPSC high impact test.

So we set out to make a better and safer helmet. The result is the S1 Lifer Helmet. The S1 Lifer Helmet is constructed with EPS Fusion Foam and is 5x more protective than soft foam skate helmets. The S1 Lifer Helmet passes the ASTM multiple impact test and the S1 Lifer Helmet passes the CPSC high impact test.

We have taken steps to educate the public about the S1 Lifer Helmet through videos and printed media. Most skaters and parents did not know that traditional skate helmets did not pass any helmet safety standards. They usually only learned the difference after a head injury and that is too late. 

We made a helmet that we would want to wear. And a helmet we could 100% recommend to family, friends and team riders. When you are wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet you know that you are wearing the best. And if you own a skateshop you know you are offering the best to your skate community. – Dan McCashin Co Founder/ S1 Helmets 

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Sho Ouellette / S1 Lifer Helmet

Published on Sep 13, 2016

10 Questions for Sho about his trip to Colombia 

How was the trip to Colombia? The trip was super sick. Most definitely going back one day. Where did you stay? In Bogota with Alex and Chela then we stayed at the Wepa House while we were in Cali, and with Carolina Ospina in Medellin. Daily diet? Empanadas and Coffee Favorite sessions? We had a pretty killer session my last day before I went back to Canada Favorite party? Leonera after party was real fun Things that scared you? The hills we’re so gnarly that it was survival mode skating and trying to make it down in one piece Any crazy stories? We were driving back to Bogota and our rental car decided to stop working and leak oil everywhere so we pull over and see a motorcyclist and semi truck crash. Any lessons? Keep your backpack with you all the time Any realizations? Skaters are cool anywhere you go. What is your current board set up? The Valhalla Sho Stopper with Paris Savants 50/43, and usually 83a Cages

Sho wears the S1 Lifer Helmet  Click here to check out all of the colors

S1 Helmets / Oscar and Miguel / Summerland

S1 Team members Oscar Gutierrez and Miguel Azanza traveled all of the way from Guadalajara, Mexico to Summerland, British Columbia for GHF this year. They skipped a day on the course to go explore other runs surrounding the lake and on the east side found some gems! Oscar wears the Lifer and Miguel wears the Mega Lifer Helmet to fit his particularly large dome. Buy a Lifer Here

Loaded Icarus Video w/ Adam and Adam

Adam Colton and Adam Stokowski rockin S1 Lifer Helmets in the new Loaded Icarus video. S1 Lifers are fully certified and fit your head great.

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